The Fog Within

The Fog Within

by Nick Shamhart


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ISBN-13: 9781482547085
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/18/2013
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Nick Shamhart was born in Sandusky, Ohio on the winter solstice in the years before Americans started electing actors as President. He still lives in that mostly vowel state under protest from half of the voices in his head. The other half could care less where they reside, because they are too busy yammering on endlessly about everything from Sit-Com theme songs to theology and metaphysics. The voices help Nick Write his books - especially his highly acclaimed Balance series. If you like his books please tell your friends all about them. The voices have many other stories yet to tell. They keep...what?....hold on please....yes, I was just getting, do you want to do this?...well you can', alright. The voices say thanks for reading.

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The Fog Within 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A stunning glimpse into the life of a family that is heroically struggling with the demands of raising their lovely and precious autistic daughter. Laughs, love, tears, hope, and joy; it is all here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is written by the father of an autistic child. He wrote this work of fiction about an autistic girl, and follws her into adulthood. It is written viewing what she ( and some other autistic persons) deals with by calling it a fog, one that rolls in and steals away her memories and ablitiy to control her emotions and actions. It is a very emotional and touching story, written with the love and honesty that only a parent can portray.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Fog Within is a phenomenal look at the autistic voice of Megan Cooper, the fictional creation of author Nick Shamhart. Through her voice and story-telling we enter HER world, and the fog that plagues her everyday life. Within the pages we are drawn into her childhood tribulations, her teen angst, and momentous changes in her adult years.  Highly recommended not just for parents of autistic children, or those who work with autism, but for anyone who has endured watching the "fog" of debilitating disorders rob someone they love of their voice. Listen again, as Megan speaks. A good read for adults and YA readers.
gedCA More than 1 year ago
POIGNANT AND INSIGHTFUL. "Waiting Rooms.  The whole point of being in the room is to wait. Isn't that crazy?"—page 39 "They just follow their rules like stupid ticking clock hands and never wonder why a room for waiting would cause a person with the fog so much agitation."—page 45 I will never be able to know how close to, or far away from, the actual experience of autism the novel THE FOG WITHIN, by Nick Shamhart actually comes—but I am very glad it was written, and that I read it.   We can all relate to feelings of being lost and confused—of feeling like we're groping through a fog; and perhaps that is the closest we will ever come to a sense of what if feels like to be autistic.  But striving to understand, as this story does, is worth the effort. Recommendation:  Goodreader Jason said it best in his review—"This book hurts to read, but should be read." "…life gives you rainbows, and life gives you rocks.  It's up to you to watch where you are going."—page 171    Barnes & Noble NOOKbook edition, 171 pages
becx More than 1 year ago
I was asked to read and review “The Fog Within”.  I’ve read  several  books  with autistic characters  but none of them  have  made the impression  this  story  has.  Megan tells her story in three segments… childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.  Megan’s character made me  think back on the  children  I’ve encountered  with autism and  her story  made me  look  upon  those encounters  with new light.  I thought Nick’s  metaphor  of  autism  as  a fog  was brilliant  and  how Megan  defines  it herself  is something  people without ‘the fog’  could  understand if only in a metaphorical sense.  I loved how Nick wrote the story, the wording and the repetitiveness brought Megan to life.  The ending had me crying and that is the true marker of a great story, one that  can  bring  emotions  to the surface.  I give “The Fog Within”  a BIG 5/5…FIVE stars  that  I’m sure Megan  would love.  I recommend everyone read this, especially if you know someone with autism.  Well done Nick, thank you for allowing me  the pleasure  of  this story. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I personally know the author through my fiance it is his cousin, this book is so inspiring and such a good tear jerker, great job Nick, like him on facebook and enjoy the rest of his books!